Malaysia in June

April through October sees many downpours in and around Kuala Lumpur and Malacca during its rainy season, which for many provides welcome relief to the sometimes stifling humidity, as does Malacca’s sea breeze which brings the temperatures down by 1 or 2 degrees. Located at an altitude of 1,500m above sea level, the highlands have a distinctly different climate to the rest of Malaysia. Temperatures average a very pleasant 22 °C (72 °F) in the daytime and a relatively cool 15 °C (59 °f) at night, a rare occasion where a sweater might be needed in Malaysia. The climate is ideal for the growing of flowers, fruit and tea, and the highland’s atmosphere is a far cry from bustling Kuala Lumpur. Many see this time as a chance to duck between the showers and walk the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia’s highest resort, taking in strawberry and honey bee farms, or meals at delightful Tudor-style inns.

At the same time, this is the wet season on the Western Coast, with monsoons during April through May, and again in October through November. On the island of Penang the wettest month is October, which sees 170 mm of rain, though temperatures remain hot between 24 and 32 °C (75-90 °F). Rainforest treks and sea-crossings are sometimes affected during the rainy season, but the heavy downpours generally only last a couple of hours (usually in mid to late afternoon). It is considered the best timeto spot wildlife on the Malay Peninsula in places like Taman Negara, with April through July the best for bird watching, though August to September is the best time to see the many hornbills around Temenggor Lake in Perak in the country’s north.

While on the East Coast, it is now the dry season, when the diving hotspots of Tioman Island and the white sand beaches of the exclusive Perhentian Islands (particularly Rawa, Serengeh and Tokong Burun ) come to life when waters are at their clearest and temperatures regularly top 30 °C (86 °F), offering perfect destinations for hitting the pristine beaches. The Perhentians are home to the ultra-rare green and hawksbill turtles and a rich array of marine life and tropical fish, a scuba diver’s dream.

 

Suggested Itineraries

Classic Malaysian Borneo

Discover the best that Malaysia Borneo has to offer on this exciting 8-day adventure. You’ll start in the picturesque Kota Kinabalu and explore the foot of the volcano, followed by a cruise along the Kinabatangan River, continuing through the Danum Valley, passing hanging coffins, and on the lookout for proboscis monkeys, orangutans, and indigenous wildlife.

Interest Wildlife
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $13,900

Classic Peninsular Malaysia

Spend 10 days exploring peninsular Malaysia’s must-see destinations on this classic journey. You’ll tour the bustling capital of Kuala Lumpur, enjoy fresh tea at a plantation in the Cameron Highlands, visit UNESCO-listed sites in Penang, and relax beachside in Langkawi, all while staying in luxury hotels.

Interest Diving
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $8,700

Beautiful Malaysia: From Coast to Highlands

Voyage between Malaysia’s west and east coast on this remarkable 10-day journey that stops at fascinating points. You’ll explore UNESCO-listed Georgetown, hike through lush tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands, and take a boat cruise through Taman Negara National Park., all while staying in luxury hotels.

Interests Heritage, Romance
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,000

Colonial Singapore and Malaysia

Step into the rich colonial histories of Singapore and Malaysia on this fascinating 9-day luxury journey. You’ll stay at the iconic century-old Raffles Singapore, stroll down Jonker Street in Old Malacca, trek through the picturesque Cameron Highlands, and take a private tour of UNESCO-listed Georgetown.

Interests Unesco, Heritage
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
From $6,400

Diving Borneo's Aquatic Treasures: Sipadan & Mabul

Explore Borneo’s incredible underwater world on this enchanting 7-day diving adventure in some of the world’s best dive sites, Sipidan and Mabul. You’ll make friends with lively underwater creatures like hawksbill, greenback turtles, manta rays, and whale sharks, while staying at a luxury floating dive resort. 

Interests Diving, Island Retreats
Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,700

From Singapore to Malaysia: A Culturally Revealing Experience

Experience for yourself the similarities and differences between sparkling Singapore and mesmerizing Malaysia. These two countries were once part of the same state, but in 1965, Singapore became independent. Nowadays, their cultural similarities make them friendly neighbors, while the juxtaposition of their vastly different landscapes...
Interests Heritage, Romance
Duration
14 days / 13 nights
Price Per Person
From $12,200

Wild Borneo: Kota Kinabalu to the Danum Valley

Make your way across Borneo’s wilds on this exciting 7-day luxury adventure. You’ll get close to baby orangutans, walk along the treetops in a canopy tour, cruise down jungle-lined rivers, noting the multitude of exotic plants and animals you spot along the way, and sleep in an award-winning eco-lodge. 

Interests Wildlife, Amazing Landscapes, National Parks
Duration
7 days / 6 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,000

Borneo's Lost World: The Magnificent Maliau Basin

Uncover Borneo’s wild and wonderful side on this 6-day luxury journey into its rainforest, far off the tourist trail. Your adventuring will consist of trekking to and camping in the incredible Maliau Basin, where you’ll be surrounded by exotic plants and animals, and sights of unimaginable natural beauty. 

Interests Trekking, Wildlife
Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Price Per Person
From $3,900

Exploring Sarawak

Spend 9 days exploring some of Borneo’s best hidden spots on the sensational luxury journey through Sarawak. You’ll stop by a “living museum,” make friends with a “headhunting” tribe, trek through lush throngs of rainforest keeping your eyes peeled for orangutan, and stay in luxury lodgings like the Miri Marriott. 

Interest Tribal
Duration
9 days / 8 nights
Price Per Person
From $2,500

Jungles of Western Malaysia

Step into Malaysia’s stunning nature on this exhilarating journey through its western jungles. Explore high and low, birdwatching from the forest floor, walking high above it on Taman Negara National Park’s canopy birdges, and circumnavigating Belum-Temengor Rainforest in a kayak, before moving on to Penang.

Interests Trekking, Amazing Landscapes
Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $4,100

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